Database Descriptions

Find periodical articles, books, and other information using the databases and indexes described below. For remote access to databases marked with a single asterisk, * follow on-screen instructions carefully when entering your username and password.

Academic Search Premier*
Start your research in this multi-disciplinary database which complements our subscription to Expanded Academic ASAP and provides additional full text coverage of journals and magazines. more...

AccessScience 2.0 is the online version of the 10th edition of McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, with continuous updating of time-sensitive material.

Biography in Context*
Sources in this database include obituaries, interviews, essays, speeches, periodical articles, and reference books covering the lives of people from ancient times to the present.

Business Insights: Essentials*
Research and compare companies and industries using industry rankings, company profiles, market share data, investment reports, charts, graphs, and more.

Business Source Premier*
Thousands of case studies, market research reports, trade publications and journals are mounted on this database. Extensive coverage is available for numerous periodical titles such as the Harvard Business Review, which is in full text from 1922 to date. more...

Computer Database*
Use this source to locate information on computers and computing from InfoTrac Onefile.

Social, political and economic overviews are available for each country of the world.

This well-known source is valuable for locating objective and accurate information on current topics. Each issue contains background information, charts, graphs, a chronology of events, pros and cons, and a list of resources for further investigation.

EBSCO eBooks*

Formerly NetLibrary, this is a collection of thousands of scholarly, trade, and reference titles. JSC ebooks are also included in the VSC Library Catalog.

Education Research Complete* more...

Encyclopedia Britannica*
The online counterpart of this authoritative resource has been enhanced with a new interface and multimedia.

The Education Resources Information Center remains an essential source for education research. Although several enhancements have improved the "free" version of ERIC on the Web, we think the features of our subscription-based ERIC will streamline access to journals as well as documents in full text. Our new EBSCO interface includes an interlibrary loan request form when materials are not in full text online. more...

Expanded Academic ASAP*
Coverage of titles in the humanities, social sciences and sciences is extensive, and the database provides a good starting point for conducting research, especially for subjects that are interdisciplinary in scope. For comprehensive coverage of specific disciplines, you will want to search specialized databases described elsewhere in this list.

This resource is one access point to WorldCat, a premier bibliographic database.

Gale Virtual Reference Library*

JSC's set of encyclopedias and reference sources is included with our membership in the Vermont Online Library.

General Reference Center Gold*
This is a unique collection of more than 15 reference books, periodical titles in full text, and indexing for national newspapers.

Daily Life Through History* (ABC-Clio)
This resource draws upon reference works and primary sources to explore the cultural aspects of daily life through the ages. Browse by subject or region or use the advanced search options.

Health and Wellness Resource Center*
Online encyclopedias, dictionaries, full text of refereed sources such as the Alternative Medicine Review, and indexing of thousands of journals, magazines, and pamphlets are included in our subscription to the HWRC with the Alternative Health Module.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition*
The literature of the allied health sciences and rehabilitation medicine is well represented in this database. Approximately 50 percent of the journals indexed are available in full text.

Historical Abstracts*
Use this database to research world history from 1450-- excluding North America. For United States history, start with Expanded Academic ASAP, where you will find indexing of periodical titles such as Civil War History and the Journal of Southern History. more...

LexisNexis Academic*
Access news, business, legal, reference and medical full text information from this website. The news section is particularly valuable for locating the full text of the New York Times from 1980 to date. Abstracts and summaries are available from 1969-1980.

The Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts database provides coverage of journals, books, conference papers and research reports. more...

Literature Resource Center*
The LRC is, essentially, the online counterpart of many of the well-known Gale Group of resources such as the Contemporary Authors series, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism and much more. Find biographies of writers plus critical analysis of their work in a single search.

Developed by the National Library of Medicine, Medline is the online equivalent of Index Medicus and numerous indexes and databases in the biomedical fields. For precision searching, use the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). more...

New York Times Historical*
Search the full content of the NYT from 1851. The archive is a digital reproduction of every page or article image of a source that has been considered the national newspaper of record. Use the Advanced Search to choose from numerous searchable document types, i.e., birth notices, classified ads, comics and editorials. Full text of recent years of the newspaper is available in the Lexis-Nexis Academic database.

Formerly InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, the database now provides coverage of more than 1100 national, regional and international newspapers.

Proquest Congressional*

Contains official sources on all aspects of Congressional activity: bill tracking, legislative histories, federal regulations.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection*
Indexing and full text of journal titles in psychology and related fields. more...

Full text of more than 70 journals published by the American Psychological Association and other organizations. Coverage is from 1894 to present. more...

PsycINFO*(Extensive Coverage)
Find indexing for book chapters, dissertations and journals in the foremost indexing service for the literature in psychology and related fields. Links to full text of journal titles in the Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection are embedded in search results. For book chapter references, you will need to check the VSC Library Catalog for JSC holdings information. more...

Science Full Text Select*
Now hosted on the EBSCO platform, this database indexes more than 400 journals and combines content from three sources: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus and General Science Full Text.

Small Business Resource Center*

New (2011) from the Vermont Online Library, the SBRC will be a boon to the entrepreneur. Templates for creating business plans, "how to's" for starting and growing a business, and topical sections on pricing or marketing a product are among the many valuable features.  Our well-known print reference title, Small Business Sourcebook, is now searchable as part of the database package.

Value Line Investment Survey*

Use this evaluative source for company and industry information, investment ratings and performance charts for 1700 actively traded stocks. Updated weekly. more...

The VSC Library Catalog
This is the combined catalog of the holdings for Castleton State, Johnson State, Lyndon State and the Vermont Community and Technical Colleges. Thousands of titles include books, maps, government documents, audiovisual materials, and other nonprint items. Members of the VSC academic community may request interlibrary loan for items not held by the host institution.

Vermont Newspapers indexes the Burlington Free Press (1984-May 2009) and the Rutland Herald (1984-April 2009). The Library holds microfilm as follows:

Burlington Free Press 1985--
Rutland Daily Herald 1979--

VSC Art and Architecture Image Database*
Use keywords to search this database of 1600 digital images. JSC academic community access with VSC User ID and password.

Widely recognized as the world's largest library catalog, this database contains millions of entries for books and other materials. Over 11,000 libraries participate in this program.

World Geography & Culture Online*

Find outline, political, and thematic maps of nations of the world, the U. S., and Canadian provinces. Explore and compare the world’s peoples and cultures.

*Restricted to the JSC Academic Community.

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